Posted On: March 22, 2010 by Kirk Bernard

Washington Auto Accident Injures Four

Four people were hospitalized with injuries from a Washington car accident on a collision on Highway 99, The Seattle Times reports. A collision between two cars sent one car off the roadway and into adjacent railroad tracks. Another car rolled over and landed on its roof. The four victims were transported to a Seattle hospital for treatment of their injuries. The extent of their injuries is not known. Drugs or alcohol were not involved in the accident. Seattle police are still investigating the cause of the accident.

In auto accident cases where two or more vehicles are involved, one of the most important questions to ask is, “Who was at fault for the accident?” If the collision occurred at an intersection, it is possible that one of the drivers failed to yield right-of-way at the intersection or ran a red light or stop sign. Seattle car accident lawyers often see first-hand how speed, driving recklessly or distracted driving may be common reasons for collisions taking place.

If negligence was involved, then victims of such accidents could seek compensation to cover medical expenses, loss of wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, physical therapy and other related damages. If you are the injured party, you would file a claim against the at-fault party's insurance. If the driver who is at fault lacks insurance or is underinsured, then the uninsured/underinsured motorist clause on your auto insurance policy could help compensate for your damages. However, insurance companies are never quick when it comes time for a payout, although you may have been diligent with your monthly premium payments.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Seattle car accident, you need an experienced Washington auto accident lawyer, who has successfully represented injury victims against insurance companies and other defendants. Please contact The Bernard Law Group at 1-800-418-8282 or info@bernardlawgroup.com for a FREE, comprehensive and confidential consultation. We can also send you our FREE brochure, which has useful, educational information about Washington auto accident cases that will help you better understand your legal rights and options. Get in touch with Kirk Bernard and his skilled legal team today.

Source: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2011100461_webviaduct17m.html?syndication=rss